UUCS Religious Education Classes

Sybil Argintar, Director of Religious Education at dre@uucs.org

 

Classes meet on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

First Sundays of the month will include ‘A Time for All Ages’ in the sanctuary, followed by classroom lessons.

Children and youth should proceed directly to their classrooms. Children and youth will have their own gathering time and chalice lighting in their classrooms.

All children and youth should be signed in and out of their classrooms by a parent or guardian.

Description of Curriculums 2019 to 2020

The theme for our religious education program this year is Principles and Practices. We will continue to explore what our principles mean and how we can draw upon them in our everyday lives.

Infant through 3K

Childcare will be provided by our trained staff, Becky and Sheren, every Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Infant – 3K (Room 2)

Cooperative Play

Childcare: Sheren, Becky, Sam

4K – 5K (Room 7)

Chalice Children

Chalice Children delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith. It strives not just to teach about our faith, but also to provide experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share. Early childhood is filled with curiosity and wonder. In a group setting, with loving adult guides, young children can engage in spiritual seeking, develop their openness to sharing, and experience the benefit of a supportive community.

1st – 2nd (Room 5)

The Wonderful Welcome

The Wonderful Welcome curriculum engages and challenges leaders and children alike to explore how and why we are willing to welcome others into our lives. We welcome not only strangers, but peers, our neighbors and even entities that are not people such as our animal friends and nature itself.

3rd – 4th (Room 4)

Love Connects Us

Love Connects Us celebrates important ways Unitarian Universalists live our faith in covenanted community. Moved by love and gathered in spirit, we embrace our responsibility toward one another and the world at large.
We encourage one another’s search for truth and meaning. We strive to be active in peace-making and other efforts to improve our world.

5th – 6th (Room 6)

Sing to the Power

Sing to the Power affirms our Unitarian Universalist heritage of confronting “powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” Participants experience their own power, and understand how it can help them to be leaders.

7th – 12th (Adult Lounge)

Topics of Interest

For two Sundays every month, we will offer a discussion group for our youth. Focus areas will be selected by the youth, and discussion will be facilitated by teacher guides. The remaining two Sundays, youth may help in another classroom or attend the service.